ear trumpets

folded

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earpiece material
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ivory
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ivory
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gutta percha
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wood
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vulcanite
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metal
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metal
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metal
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metal
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plastic
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brass
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brass
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brass
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tin
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tin
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solid silver
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silver plated
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bakelite
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bakelite
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steel

I use this term to apply to trumpets made shorter by folding the length into a sectioned loop.

This preserved the perceived advantage of length whilst making the trumpet far more convenient.

Early examples were solid silver and very ornate.
20 examples